Author Archives: Kayla

The College Perspective: Who Are You Again?

Blame my absence on college…and my lack of internet. I’m going to.

( : Kayla

The College Perspective: Living In An Apartment With No Internet and Parking Stuctures as Far as the Eye Can See

I’ve been out of touch for a while, but not having any solid internet can have that affect when it comes to the virtual world.

I’ve been living in my apartment for four or so days now. The apartment itself is really nice and I’m incredibly happy with how it turned out. The view could be better though.

Today is my first day of classes. I had a few errands to run in the morning so I left a few hours early thinking there would be endlessly long lines for everything I needed to do. Of course, when you plan ahead for them they’re never there, and I was done with everything–getting my final books, renewing my parking permit (for a car I am no longer using), and getting my computer onto the secure wireless network–in a little over 45 minutes.

I have two hours before my first class starts, and my last one ends at 8:15pm. Oh the life of a college noob.

( : Kayla

The College Perspective: The Terrifying Employee Handbook of Doom.

I’m in the final stages of the hiring process to become a lifeguard at the university recreation center. Before my first training session, my boss gave me a handbook to read in order to become familiarized with the workings of the center. I had no idea this book would end up attempting to prepare me for the end of the world.

I was honestly surprised, as I closed the back cover of the handbook, that there was nothing inside of it telling me what to do in the event that zombies attacked. You think I’m joking, but it contained everything else.

I won’t share with you all of the potential dangers the handbook addresses, but the list included such things as: radioactive material spills, discovery of a potential bomb, earthquakes (mind you, earthquakes are incredibly rare in Michigan), and numerous other threats.

I have never been so terrified to watch a pool.

My personal favorite danger the handbook referred to? The section is honestly called: What To Do If You Are Taken Hostage.

I have never worried before about being taken hostage while lifeguarding, I do now.

( : Kayla

The College Perspective: Back to the Bottom of the Totem Pole

The top of the high school totem pole looked so very nice, but here I am back at the bottom of a new one.

Hello. Hi. Hey. I’m Kayla.

^ That’s me ^

In two weeks I start my first year of college. In one week I move into my first apartment. It has two bedrooms; there’s only one person currently planning on living in it, which is a problem.

I’m using the ’11 Project as a means to share my experiences as a freshman in college. Although it has yet to officially begin, I’ve already experienced a slew of new, usually terrifying experiences that just beg to be shared.

I will furthermore be providing: The College Perspective.

( : Kayla